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ARCE Events

ARCE Events

January 2018

01/24/2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Francesco Tiradritti, Director of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Egypt

Refreshments will be provided following the event. Doors will be closed at 6:15 p.m.

01/26/2018

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Emad Khalil

505 East Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C.
01/27/2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Emad Khalil, PhD, Professor of Maritime Archaeology; Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and Research; Executive Director for the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage; Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University

University of Pennsylvania, Anthro 345

Chapter: Pennsylvania

February 2018

02/01/2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University 

Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, Assistant Professor at Emory’s Oxford College, will discuss the different approaches the ancient Egyptians took to recognizing, managing, and revering the natural deconstruction of the body. While there is no doubt that mummification was an incredibly important element of the ancient Egyptian mortuary sphere, other natural transformations of the physical body were just as critical to the post-mortem process. Much like many other components of the ancient Egyptian worldview, decomposition was recorded in the religious texts in both negative and positive ways.

Chapter: Georgia

02/09/2018

Friday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Peter van Minnen

505 East Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C. 

02/10/2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Peter van Minnen, PhD, Professor, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati

University of Pennsylvania, Anthro 345

Chapter: Pennsylvania
02/10/2018

Special Egyptian Exhibition, February 10 - November 11, 2018

Carlos Museum, Level Three, Regular Museum Hours 

The Egyptian galleries at the Carlos Museum are undergoing renovation. While this process is occurring, the Carlos Museum will host a special exhibition centered on the important role of cats in ancient Egyptian culture. This exhibit features many objects from the Brooklyn Museum, which is renowned for its Egyptian collection, as well as material from the Carlos’s own collection.

Chapter: Georgia

02/10/2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Kei Yamamoto

Norma Kershaw Auditorium, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

Chapter: Orange County California

02/11/2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Kei Yamamoto

Room 20 Barrows Hall, University of California Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, California

Chapter: Northern California

02/11/2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University 

Exhibition curator Yekaterina Barbash, of the Brooklyn Museum, explores the various roles of cats and lions in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to lions to mythic divine creatures, felines played an important role in Egypt for thousands of years. Likely domesticated in ancient Egypt, cats were revered for their fertility and valued for their ability to protect homes and granaries from vermin. Cats were viewed through many dimensions related to security, fecundity, motherly care and royalty. They possessed both protective and dangerous qualities in the ancient Egyptian system of beliefs. The ferocious lioness Sakhmet, or the cat, Bastet, are the best-known examples from a long list of divine felines, but numerous other felines were just as significant.

Chapter: Georgia

02/20/2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Carlos Museum, Exhibition Galleries, Emory University 

Dr. Melinda Hartwig, Carlos Museum Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, leads visitors through the Divine Felines of Ancient Egypt exhibition. Dr. Hartwig did a great deal of coordinating and planning for this special exhibition. Further, Dr. Hartwig has been deeply involved with planning the renovation of the Egyptian galleries at the Carlos Museum.

Space is limited and a reservation is required by calling 404-727-6118.

Chapter: Georgia

02/22/2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. 

Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University 

Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, assistant professor of art history at Emory’s Oxford College, explores the fascinating and complex imagery of the ancient Egyptian divine being – Bes. Often presented as a bearded dwarf, Bes also displayed leonine aspects that were at once fearsome and protective. Not only worshipped at the lowest and highest levels of society, Bes was immensely popular across time – still intriguing audiences today.

Chapter: Georgia

March 2018

03/04/2018

Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Joseph Wegner

Northern Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C. 

03/10/2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Caroline Sauvage

Norma Kershaw Auditorium, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

Chapter: Orange County California

03/18/2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Caroline Sauvage

Room 20 Barrows Hall, University of California Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, California

Chapter: Northern California

03/24/2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Melinda Hartwig, PhD, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

University of Pennsylvania, Anthro 345

Chapter: Pennsylvania

03/31/2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Susanne Onstine

505 East Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C.

There is a cost for this workshop.

April 2018

04/13/2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe

505 Easst Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C.

04/14/2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Northern Arizona University

University of Pennsylvania, Classroom 2

Chapter: Pennsylvania

04/14/2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Aidan Dodson

Norma Kershaw Auditorium, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

Chapter: Orange County California

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